NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 4: Break the code—read the message (a poem)

Today’s prompt is to write a ‘loveless’ love poem—i.e., one that does not use the word love and does not include the usual trappings associated with love poems. As luck would have it, I had a dream last night. I wrote two poems trying to capture what I remembered of the dream; this poem is a composite of the two—appropriate, since the woman in the dream seemed to be a composite of two or three different women. [N.B., I have swapped titles with the other poem I wrote about this dream, after realizing that each title fit the other poem better.]

Your smile lit up the evening
signalling the start of the adventure to be
Through the crowds we ran hand in hand
anticipating the excitement awaiting us

The impromptu road trip
your red hair being tousled by the breeze
Other plans no longer mattered
I was with you; you were with me

(You never did tell me your name
Somehow, I was supposed to already know
I hesitated to ask you
because I felt I should already know)

Later, just after you left
I looked at the slip of paper you gave me
with the mysterious code you wrote
beneath your phone number

(4 April 2015)

3 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 4: Break the code—read the message (a poem)

  1. It feels like you really are describing a very vivid dream here… And you do have me curious about that code! Well done!

    1. I wish I could remember more of it. I do recall that there was more than one type of code on the same line. Part of it was hexadecimal; the rest I didn’t recognize at all. Fun dream, though.

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